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Message from the President

Blaine A. Boudreau

President’s Message — Winter 2022

This time of year is often bittersweet as we say goodbye to the closing year and all that we’ve achieved during that time, and say hello to a new year full of promise and potential.

2022 was certainly an exciting and busy year for Partners Bank! We wrapped up a busy, successful year with an update to our brand. After the pandemic, we realized more than ever before that at Partners Bank, it’s all about our commitment to the communities we serve and the people. We have updated our logo to reflect that! From the mountains and rivers of southern Maine to the seacoast of New Hampshire, Partners Bank continues to be The bank that listens.

We highlighted that commitment to the community with our Heating Assistance Fund. With the rising cost of everything, including home heating fuel, we know that people are going to be struggling to heat their homes this season. And we are proud to say we found a way to help. We created a Heating Assistance fund and we teamed up with Channel 8 WMTW to sponsor Heat Week during the week of December 5th which wrapped up with a live telethon to raise additional funds. Then we contacted Keep ME Warm to learn more about how they provide heating assistance to folks in Maine and found a way to include an area in New Hampshire to cover our entire footprint.

Partners Bank donated $250,000 to be distributed through the Keep ME Warm Fund which includes a match during the live fundraiser telethon.  We are thrilled to announce that Heat Week and the live Heat Week Telethon in partnership with Channel 8 and United Way of Southern Maine helped to raise over $300,000.  To find local and community resources for heating assistance, visit 211Maine.org or 211NH.org.

The Holly Daze parade in Sanford was held on December 2nd, and yours truly once again donned a costume and joined the employees who created a fun float and walked along handing out candy to the children. Always a wonderful time, our social media accounts share photos from this fun event.

As I look back in the rear-view mirror over the past year, it is clear to me that the strongest and best asset we have here at Partners Bank is our employees. I am truly thankful to help lead an organization that partners well with each other, our customers, and every community that we serve.

Here’s to another year of prosperity, partnership, and support from your favorite, local bank!

Best Wishes,

Blaine Boudreau